? ? Talking Points Longford

by louthandproud on February 12, 2017

in County

Another weekend and another victory, we could get used to this!

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Talking Points from Sundays game.

4 from 4

Four points from a possible four.
Top of the table.
Only team in the Division with a 100% record.
Let’s simply enjoy that for a moment.

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2 from 2

Winning the opening two games has really set us up with a solid foundation in Division 3.
The lads are now relieved of overwhelming pressure of a relegation dogfight brings, but have the confidence now to choose to be in that dog fight or really go after promotion.
Our destiny is in our hands.

Home Alone!

With four games at home this season winning the opening one was a real monkey off our backs.
From the last home game versus Dublin The kick outs were better and we found our range better too.
Antrim, Armagh and Sligo are the other 3 and look a tad more promising after yesterday.

Although a good few more cubicles out the back of the stand would be most helpful too.

Defence!

Maybe it is #FortressDrogheda after all?
The way we defended over 73 minutes was testament to that possible mentality.

We only allowed Longford who have some nice forwards to a 3 measly points from play.
We frustrated them psyched them out and they didn’t want to shoot after that.

In the midst of it all Kevin Carr is a real find in there too.

Blow your whistle.

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The ref always intended on playing three minutes injury yesterday and he did.
What he didn’t do was, tell his 4th official that clearly.
With the howling wind they thought the ref said 4 minutes injury time.
So 4 mins was put on the board and pumped out on the tannoy.
You can see why Longford were annoyed.

Fatigue

We lost shape at the final quarter stage with Bevan receiving a black card and lads picking up knocks.
It is not surprising really.
The malaise at the end of the game could be down to tiredness in the legs.

7 games in under 6 weekends on the trot is eventually going to catch up on you.
So the break is coming at the right time.

Fitness into the subs and build up reserve and recovery into the first teasers. Perfect.

whats-Next

We have Offaly in two Sundays time, but the Wednesday before that we have Wicklow away in the Leinster U21 Championship. Four senior lads will be involved Burnsey, Kevin Carr, Ross Nally and Sam Mulroy. Having beaten Monaghan and Armagh in preparation it bodes well.

 

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